Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2017

Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2017

Deadline: October 14, 2016

The application is open for the 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme. Through this annual fellowship programme, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation seeks to deepen and broaden their growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa. The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa) or the International Trade Centre (Geneva).


Applicants must

  • Be a national of an African country;
  • Have 7-10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Have a master’s degree;
  • Be under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children;
  • Meet any additional criteria as set by the host.

Application Process

Apply to the relevant institution using the information below:

The African Development Bank (AfDB)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

The International Trade Centre (ITC)


  • Process Opens – August 12, 2016
  • Applications due – October 14, 2016
  • Successful candidate notified – January 2017
  • Press announcement of Fellows – February 3, 2017
  • Fellows start date – May 2017.

For more information, visit 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme.